Thompson contends that the ‘exploitation’ of child workers was ‘one of the most shameful events in our history’.
Students are first tasked with defining/providing the criteria for ‘shameful’, before examining evidence to support and challenge this view.
Finally, students are asked to write a response to the historian, outlining their new findings. This enquiry gets students to engage with a really foundational historical interpretation – and empowers them to explore and challenge it!
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up: PDF
- Resource 1 and 2: PDF